Small/"inexpensive" backup for ankle holster

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    Small/"inexpensive" backup for ankle holster

    I'm looking for a small backup gun to carry in an ankle holster(maybe) or a pocket. I just wanted some opinions on some inexpensive guns, maybe $300 or less. I know that may pain some people, but I already have a regular carry gun so I'm not desperate for protection and I don't mind admitting that I am poor. I looked at some hi points, but they are bigger than what I was looking for. I would aslo like some opinions on ankle holsters. I have no exeperience with them so oppinions are welcome. If there is a thread that already has this info, please direct me to it.

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    "Polish Makarov". P-64.
    9x18mm, small, very accurate, reliable and about $139. The First shot, DA is tough but follow up shots, SA are nice. You won't be sorry for having this little gem.

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    $300 or less. North American Arms mini-revolvers or Kel-tec arms.
    I swear by NAA, but I don't own a Kel-tec. There are alot of people here that own them (kel-tec) and that convinces me that I'd be safe with one.

    No doubt on the P64 polish makarov. That one has got to be the best bargain buy for the money and stopping power.

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    P3AT ... they seem to work well now and meet all your listed needs .
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    Sounds Like you're describing a Kel-Tec or Bersa

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    I agree with the others Kel-Tec and or the Bersa, for that amount in my area you could find a used Kel-tec P-11, and or if you shop hard enough a S&W J frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by .45acp
    "Polish Makarov". P-64.
    9x18mm, small, very accurate, reliable and about $139. The First shot, DA is tough but follow up shots, SA are nice. You won't be sorry for having this little gem.
    Change the hammer spring with one from wolff #16 for a PPK. It makes a world of difference in the DA on this pistol. I changed mine out yesterday, it took me less than ten min. It not hard at all I think I spent around $10.00 with shipping. I should have ordered the #14 and tried it out also.

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    I no longer have a KelTec but think that fits the bill better than some - for reasons not just of size but weight.

    I occasionally ankle carry my R9 and it is fairly easy but, even that weight is well noticeable. So - KT does seem overall best option tho of course it'd be a cinch to put an NAA Mini revo down there too if no pocket.
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    I have carried my P-11 in an ankle holster several times; no problem, not too heavy, easily accessible (while bending over trying to pull your pantsleg up).

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    The P-64, sometimes referred to as the "Polish Makarov" is neither a Makarov nor a PPK clone but does have some similiarity.

    For the History and best information on the net concerning the P-64 - Go here: http://p64.proboards67.com/

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    $300 should get you a used glock 26 (11 round 9mm) or 27 (10 round .40) or 33 (10 round .357 auto) and youll have an excellet BUG with a high capacity. im getting ready to buy one of these for an ankle BUG as soon as i can decide on either the 26 or the 33.

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    Im going with the crowd on this one - bersa or keltec. The p-64 is well under 300 bucks but I have to say its a bit heavy for pocket carry.

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    Heres my review of the Kel Tec P-11. I recommend it:

    http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ad.php?t=12522
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    Personally I would get a small "wheel gun". I will not carry a auto as a backup to an auto as they are prone to problems. With a revolver, you just don't hear of jamming, fte's, ftf, etc.

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